SPIEGEL Headquarter

Office Building at Ericusspitze

Hamburg HafenCity

  • Client: Robert Vogel GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg
  • Architects: Henning Larsen Architects / Höhler + Partner
  • Complex building geometry, cantilever up to 10 metres on the 13th floor, connecting steel bridges
  • GFA: ca. 47.000 m²
    Time: 2008 - 2011
    Building costs: c. 73 mill. EUR
  • Our scope:
    structural engineering

Openness and communication.

This is the central promise that the design by the Danish architect Henning Larsen makes. The structural planning upholds the architectural design with the clever positioning of supports and arrangement of the bracing cores.  

And the new home of the news magazine "Der Spiegel" with its 15 storeys has thus become one of the highlights of HafenCity and thus forms a counterpoint to the Elbphilharmonie concert hall.

Like a "window of the city", the 3rd to 12th storeys on the northern side are recessed by some 10 metres so that the 13th storey projects far outwards. This same principle is also adopted on the southern side.

The communicative heart of the building is the spacious atrium, in which numerous bridges make for short internal pathways.

Building on a historic site.


Building pit and pile foundation

Hamburg HafenCity

Little brother with its own personality.

Ericus Contor

Office Building at Ericusspitze

Hamburg HafenCity

An office building like an ocean liner.


Office Building